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Starting a charity may sound like an impossible feat but it isn't. With a bit of know-how and some effort, almost anyone can have luck starting a charity. In this section we'll cover everything you need to know about starting a charity.

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How is a charity different from a foundation?

The terms charity and foundation are often used interchangeably. But even though the two types of groups are both considered nonprofit organizations by the Internal Revenue Service, there are some slight differences that set them apart.


How Planning a Charity Event Works

How Planning a Charity Event Works

Planning a charity event is a very involved process. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about planning a charity event. See more »

How Charity Boards Work

How Charity Boards Work

Charity boards have a lot of responsibilities. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about charity boards. See more »

What is a charitable trust?

What is a charitable trust?

What is a charitable trust? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a charitable trust is. See more »

How is a charity different from a foundation?

How is a charity different from a foundation?

How is a charity different from a foundation? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how a charity is different from a foundation. See more »

What rules do charities have to follow?

What rules do charities have to follow?

What rules do charities have to follow? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what rules charities have to follow. See more »

How to Start a Non-Profit Organization

How to Start a Non-Profit Organization

Do you know how to start a non-profit organization? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how to start a non-profit organization. See more »